- Azam Khan fought the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections
- Khan had won the Rampur seat for the 10th time from behind the bars in Sitapur jail
- Azam Khan’s wife Tazeen Fatima is an ex-MLA and former Rajya Sabha member
The Samajwadi Party (SP) may soon face another major jolt as speculations about senior party leader Mohd Azam Khan leaving the party and possibly, forming his own party, gained ground.
Azam Khan’s media in charge Fasahat Khan Shanu said, “Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was right when he said that Akhilesh does not want Azam Khan to be out of jail.”
Fasahat made the remark at a meeting of Khan’s supporters at the party office in Rampur, late on Sunday night.
According to sources, Azam Khan has been upset over the fact that Akhilesh did not visit him in Sitapur jail-except once– where he is lodged since February 2020.
Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party-Lohia (PSP-L) chief Shivpal Yadav’s rift with Akhilesh and his possible shift to the ruling BJP has strengthened reports about Azam Khan also quitting SP.
Azam Khan fought the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and won the Rampur seat for the 10th time from behind the bars in Sitapur jail.